Sunday, May 9, 2010

Love in Bloom

Yesterday was Magical

After two months of day dreams and plans

{Amanda and I had lots of both!}

and right up to the last hour
...when closest family and friends helped with last minute needs...

...I must say that...
~
The wedding shower was so much FUN!
~
...Rachael was smiling ear to ear...
She was overwhelmed with joy and love
~ which is what it's all about ~
 ~ family & friends ~

Today

I'm posting a
thank you
to all the wonderful women in my daughter's life
...You are kind, generous and so very loving...
~ Blessings from Heaven ~

and
to all of my dear blog friends,

who inspire me

...to think beautiful thoughts...
that ring so true

 "In a soulmate we find not company but a completed solitude."
"Marriage is a multiplication of whatever you bring to it."
*Robert Brault* 
and

...to have adventures in tablescaping, cooking and cupcakes...
 cupcakes by Maria!
*Inspired by my cupcake loving blog friends*
{stand= 3 vintage trays $9 + two $1 glasses ~ Thanks Myrna}
{ribbon idea from husband :o}

A fun time was had by all.
We are now enjoying the afterglow of
*another awesome girls' weekend*

AND
...to all who practice the fine art of mothering...

*More on food and party ideas later this week*

25 comments:

Amanda said...

i love how many of the awesome designs we had for this were inspired by your "blog friends" =) Thank you so much mom for being a loving and creative person who made this all come together in a magical way! I love you!

It's me said...

Owwwww how sweet Thanks Maria to share this..........i enjoy !!

You are the best mom of the world !!

Huga from Ria.........

RachaeL said...

What an amazing shower that was!!! I'm SO lucky to have a mom like you to plan such wonderful events!! Thank you so much for everything! Now the next thing to come is the WEDDING!! Ahh =)
Love you mom!
-Rach

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

What a beautiful shower!! It looks just wonderful, and you all are just gorgeous!!

Diana said...

Oh Maria, Rachael was just glowing! And you all looked so pretty in your dresses. Whoever did the cupcakes did a wonderful job they looked yummy and pretty. I'm sure Rachael will remember this day always. Good job mom! Happy Mother's Day!
Love Di ♥

Julie Harward said...

I loved these pictures...such a time of pure JOY! You three are all so pretty! :D

Barb said...

MARIA! I was wondering about the shower (and those cupcakes...). The three of you look like spring blooms. Rachael's diamond is gorgeous! They are lucky daughters, and you are a special Mom. Glad you had such a wonderful Mothers Day/Shower Weekend! (Are there any leftover cupcakes? Chocolate, please...)

Wanda said...

Those are sweet comments above, from both Amanda and Rachael to a much loved Mom, Maria. What a lovely memories you made this weekend and cupcakes too! :)

♥...Wanda

koralee said...

Oh Maria...this looks amazing...what a sweet sweet mom you are..you and your daughters are so beautiful..Hugs for a great week..oh and those cupcakes are magical. xoxoxox

Dianne said...

Oh Maria, what glorious fun--all of you look so happy -- I love the bow on the chair--so pretty--the cupcakes are divine and you and the daughters looking so beautiful--Rejoicing with you in the happiness that is yours at this lovely season in your life.

Love,
D.

Linda said...

What a beautiful, joyous smile. She is so beautiful; you are all so beautiful. I'm so glad the day was wonderful.
Happy Mother's Day Maria.

Vicki said...

Hi, Maria,
I am glad things went so perfectly, and I can see everyone had a wonderful time. You look as young as your daughters!! It would be hard to tell which is which. I am sure you had a blessed Mother's Day. I know your family feels blessed to have such a lovely and compassionate mother. Love to you~ Vicki

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Hi Maria! I can't wait to see your napkins!! I would love to find some so I don't have to borrow from my mom!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Marg said...

Thanks for stopping by...
What are the dates of her wedding?
I will pray for you as these dates must be coming soon.
It looks like the shower was absolutely beautiful and what a beautiful bride. I just had supper with my daughter in her house and we enjoyed the hockey game together and the Canucks won!!!!
Oh my!! How different are worlds may look, but we are all mothers, or sisters, or daughters.
Enjoy.

Marg

Rosie said...

Looks like a whole lot of fun was had by all, cupcakes are totally beautiful...ahhh...smile on Rosie

Regina said...

How wonderful!
Happy Mom's Day Maria.

From the Kitchen said...

Hello Maria. I'm stopping by from Yvonne's "place". And, I'm delighted to see there's a wedding coming up in your life. We had one last September (our youngest son) and it was such fun with all the celebrations leading up to the joyous day.

Your photographs are wonderful. Our crab apples have bloomed already. Isn't spring wonderful?

Best,
Bonnie

MonsterMama said...

The shower looked beautiful and those trays came out even prettier than I imagined. I love the ribbon hanging from them! Have you started on wedding favors?
Mickey

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh, she looks so happy and I'm loving her dress! I love all of the dresses. Everything looks wonderful and I'm thrilled you had a good time. It is fun getting to see the festivities!

Sandy said...

Hey, Maria! Thanks for the MD wishes. I hope you had a marvelous day! Your girls are just lovely, and it looks like the shower was just perfect! What a very special time. It brings back memories of my daughter's bridal showers five years ago! I can't believe she and her husband will be celebrating their fifth anniversary this summer! Blessings to you all!

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Oh Maria they are gorgeous!!! And they are almost the same! I'm so jealous because I have to borrow the ones I used. I will have to check the same place to see if they get more. I cannot wait to see all your finds too! Thanks so much for sharing, I'll have to borrow yours now, lol!!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Maria~ I started reading and didn't stop till I touched bottom.
First i have to say how Rachel was just beaming! She is beautiful! i adored her spring dress, perfect for the season and especially the occasion. This brought back wonderful memories of my son and daughter in-love wedding.

The white apple tree in bloom...GORGEOUS! I love this time when the blooms are sprouting. My hubby brought some of our pink plum blossoms in too. It was pretty funny because he over estimated a bit and when he set the vase full of the trims on the table...it took up half the table space.

I hope you show a "how to" om makeing the floral party favors. I thought they were real at first glance.

i had a guest recently that introduced me to a new tea brand... Organic Tulsi and the flavor was Sweet Rose. I'd never tried it before and it was delightfully tasty.
I'd highly recommend it.
thank you for vising. I appreciate your sweet note.

Sweet Wishes,
Sara

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

P.S. I don't know if I told you my niece is a Maria too. She's a sweetie like you.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Seems You had a fantastic day !!Happy Mother's day to you as well !!Amanda looked very happy !Great..Unseen Rajasthan

Roo said...

sweet maria...your family is SO beautiful. congratulations to your daughter and son!!! what an exciting/busy time, heh? we have just come though an incredibly swirly happy time... :) from glory to glory... xoxo

ps love your bits and pieces for your daughters shower. sooooperfect!